Project Life: DIY Washi Speech Bubble Journal CardPosted: March 12, 2013
I have been slightly obsessed with speech bubble journal cards. I love using them to keep track of the funny things the boys say…but, I am extremely picky about colors and color schemes. I like to have an overall theme or color that runs throughout each weekly layout. I was having a hard time finding the right color speech bubble cards for certain weeks. After altering one of the Studio Calico cards with washi tape, I figured I’d try to make my own…
And soon learned that it is SO SO easy. And fun. And justifies my “washi collection” that seems to be growing constantly. All you need: pencil, washi tape, grid cards or card stock cut to 3 x 4, exacto knife, and scissors.
Draw a speech bubble line freehand. Light enough to be erased if need be, but dark enough to show through the washi:
Layer on the washi tape:
If you look closely enough, you can see the pencil outline. Cut along the line using the exacto knife:
Peel back washi tape on top, erase pencil lines if needed:
Done. Finished product: